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The great alone

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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.  |   First U.S. edition. |   440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.  |   0312577230  |   9780312577230

Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.

Branch Call Number Location Status Due Date
Centennial FIC HANNA 2018 Adult Fiction Section Checked out 04/08/2019
Crystal Ridge FIC HANNA 2018 Adult Fiction Section Checked out 04/04/2019

2 current holds with 13 total copies.


Related Subjects

Dysfunctional families
Moving, Household
Social isolation


Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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